Plan Your Visit
Plan your visit to the Greater Yellowstone region with a stop at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (formerly the Buffalo Bill Historical Center) in Cody, Wyoming. “Celebrating the Spirit of the American West” is what we do every day! We are located in northwest Wyoming with Yellowstone National Park in our backyard—a mere 50 miles from the park’s East Gate.
Looking for an overview of what you will find at the Center?
View our Rack Card.
Admission to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is good for two consecutive days.
$1 discount for AAA members (up to 2 adults/group)
Blue Star Museum program member: free admission for active duty military personnel and their families.
Our visitor guide will help you find your way in the Center of the West once you get here. View and print the guide ahead of time if you want to!
View our English language Visitor Guide.
For our international visitors, guides in selected languages:
- French language guide
- German language guide
- Italian language guide
- Japanese language guide
- Mandarin language guide
- Spanish language guide
Facility features and amenities
|Restaurant & Coffee Bar||Museum Store|
|Auditorium (seats 160)||Classrooms|
|Free parking||Wheelchair use free of charge (subject to availability)|
|Wheelchairs||Foreign language guides (see below)|
|Immaculate restrooms||Outdoor sculpture gardens|
|Research library||Free internet access|
|Automated teller machine|
From motels to hotels, bed and breakfasts to dude ranches, families can find all kinds of lodging in the Cody area to suit any taste and any budget.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West caters to groups! We can add made-for-your-group “western immersion experiences” to your visit: helping with art conservation, special lunch with curators and authors, authentic cowboy music, and even day hikes.
For current rates or questions, e-mail Group Sales Coordinator Debra Elwood or call 307.578.4114.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West lies in Cody, Wyoming, in the northwest corner of the state, 50 miles from the east gate of Yellowstone National Park.
There is much to see and do in the Cody area and the Greater Yellowstone region. How do families and groups decide what to do next? Make an itinerary!
Your trip to Yellowstone starts here!
Here, you can explore the nature of Yellowstone, see how artists have interpreted its wonders, and discover the ways in which everyone from Native Americans and trappers to today’s families has experienced the park.
Have you already visited us?
We want to know what you think! Your opinion matters and it helps us improve the experience of our visitors. We invite you to take a few moments to take a survey about your visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
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